What is a Sport Fishing Boat?!

A fishing vessel is a boat or ship used to catch fish in the sea, or on a lake or river. Many different kinds of vessels are used in commercial, artisanal and recreational fishing.

Two vessels in our fleet of boats here at Cruise Naples are classified as “Sport Fishing” boats,  The KUDU and KUDU II:

The KUDU is a 34-foot Sport Fisherman boat and is currently one of the most respected fishing charters in Naples. It can hold up to six passengers very comfortably with on-board facilities. Some of the best fishing in Southwest Florida is found offshore in the deeper waters; the KUDU accommodates fishing excursions up to 20 miles off Florida’s coast making it a perfect choice for a fishing excursion.

The KUDU also has a very powerful engine. Especially helpful when deep-sea fishing, it allows you to get to the best fishing holes in the Gulf of Mexico quickly – and spend more time actually fishing! With the decreased travel time, this boat goes out much further where you will often find much bigger fish. Some of the most common catches on the KUDU are Grouper, Snapper, Cobia and Mackerel.

The KUDU II is a 25-foot Parker center console deep-sea fishing vessel with on-board facilities. With a top speed in excess of 40 knots, the Kudu II is designed for the serious fishermen who wants to spend less time traveling and more time fishing on the bay, near coastal or offshore waters. Common catches on this vessel are Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Mackerel and many other biting fish.

There are a wide variety of sports fishing boats or vessels today, many of which are primarily used for recreational fishing – a popular pastime for people of all ages.

The M/V KUDU II, Cruise Naples, Adventure Naples
The M/V KUDU II, an Adventure Naples Charter
Bass Fishing Boat, Cruise Naples
A high performance bass fishing boat, great for backwater fishing.
Center Console, Cruise Naples
Center console boast can be some of the most practical, versatile options for sports fishing.
Cabin Cruiser, Cruise Naples
Cabin cruisers can be ideal for extended fishing excursions.

Sports Fishing Yacht, Cruise Naples
An example of a more elaborate sports fishin yacht, for catching big game fish.

Sport fishing boats typically have a minimum length of around 20 feet and a maximum length of 100 feet. Due to the often times nature of the sport, these boats generally feature fishing chairs, depth finders, built-in insulated coolers and other tools for the best experience possible. Sport fishing boats also come in different styles such as:

If you’re ready for a fishing trip you’ll never forget – or if you’re just interested in seeing what it’s all about – call us at 23.9263.4949 today to book your next adventure. You can also get more information and book online at www.CruiseNaplesFlorida.com!